St. Innocent of Alaska Monastery
9452 Hazelton, Redford, Michigan



 9452 Hazelton, Redford, MI  48239-1138


 15 Years of Service: 2003-2018


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We welcome you to the new website (launched on May 19, 2018), of the ST. INNOCENT ORTHODOX MONASTIC COMMUNITY IN REDFORD, MICHIGAN. We are a small, new-calendar ("revised Julian"), all-English monastic community under the Moscow Patriarchate. Our monastic community is located in a residential house at 9452 Hazelton, Redford, MI  48239, in Redford Township, on the western side of Metropolitan Detroit, adjacent to Dearborn and Livonia, just east of Telegraph. Read more.

To learn more about the practical every day dimensions of the monastic life, click here.


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The primary MINISTRY OF THE ST. INNOCENT MONASTIC COMMUNITY is educational. There are 2 facets to this vital ministry. The first is FIREBIRD VIDEOS, AUDIOS & BOOKS, which is a producer of multi-media educational materials about the Orthodox Faith and practices, primarily video. It functions as a subsidiary and legally registered DBA (Doing Business As) with the State of Michigan, and has its own website.

Please visit the Firebird Videos website at

The second major and vital arm of the eduational ministry of the St. Innocent Monastic Community is the written short article form, made available on this website in the "Articles," "Saints' Lives," and the other sections. As of May 2018 there are over 70 articles of varying lengths. Please view them on this site. All but 2 of them are written by Sister Ioanna, who also makes the Firebird products.

To read more about Sister Ioanna, click here.

To read more about the ministry of the St. Innocent Monastic Community, click here.


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"Whoever eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has eternal life,

and I will raise him up at the last day."  (St.  John 6:54) 


"If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word;

and My father will love him,

and We will come to him

and make Our home with him."  (St.  John 14:23)


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